Month Flat Week Day

Mon. 11 Jan, 2021

UPSC Monday Seminar 2021

Mon. 11 Jan, 2021 9:00 - 10:00
UPSC Monday Seminarseries 2021

9:00 Vikash Kumar

Title: Long Read Sequencing and Conifer Genome Assembly

Supervisor: Nathaniel Street

9:30 Ondřej Hodek

Title: Liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry of polar metabolites

Supervisor: Thomas Moritz


Place: Online via Zoom
Time: 9:00-10:00

Contact: Anne Honsel

UPSC all meeting

Mon. 11 Jan, 2021 10:15 - 11:15

Mon. 18 Jan, 2021

UPSC Monday Seminar 2021

Mon. 18 Jan, 2021 9:00 - 10:00
UPSC Monday Seminarseries 2021

9:30 Noemi Skorzinski

Title: How does the TPS1/ trehalose-6-phosphate pathway regulate flowering time in A. thaliana?

Supervisor: Markus Schmid


Place: Zoom
Time: 9:30-10:00

Contact: Anne Honsel

Departmental meeting genfys (SLU) (APT möte)

Mon. 18 Jan, 2021 10:15 - 11:15

Tue. 19 Jan, 2021

Virtual UPSC Cutting-Edge Seminar: Yvon Jaillais and Lise Noack

Tue. 19 Jan, 2021 10:00 - 11:00
Virtual UPSC Cutting-Edge Seminar Series 2021

Yvon Jaillais and Lise Noack (PhD student in Yvon's group)

Cell Signaling and Endomembrane Lab, Laboratory of Plant Development and Reproduction (RDP), Université de Lyon, ENS de Lyon, Lyon, France

Title: Anionic phospholipids across scales: from plasma membrane nanodomains to plant development

Host: Stéphane Verger

The seminar will be online via Zoom. More information will come later.

Abstract for the talk:
My group focuses on the role of anionic phospholipids in membrane signaling, cellular homeostasis, and plant development. Using Arabidopsis as a model system, we established that two anionic lipids, PI4P and PS: i) partition between the plasma membrane (PM) and the trans-Golgi Network (TGN, which is also the early endosome in plants) (Simon et al., 2014 Plant J, Simon et al., 2016 Nature Plants), ii) are concomitantly required to establish the identity of the TGN (Platre et al., 2018 Dev Cell) and iii) the PM/TGN balance of these two lipids are regulated during root development and in response to the plant hormone auxin (Platre et al., 2019 Science). Indeed, PS mainly accumulates at the PM in the root meristem, while it partitions more evenly between the PM and the TGN in the elongation zone. This PM/TGN balance is rapidly regulated (within a few minutes) in response to exogenous treatments by the plant hormone auxin and during root gravitropism. We further showed that the developmental variations in PS subcellular patterns are functionally relevant for the signaling activities of the small GTPase Rho-of-Plant6 (ROP6) in the root (Platre et al., 2019 Science), which is involved in root gravitropism downstream of auxin. The levels of PS at the cell surface grades the amount of ROP6 present in PM nanoclusters, which represent the fraction of ROP6 that are competent for signaling.
We are now focusing on the molecular mechanisms that pattern lipid distribution in the cell and in tissues. In particular, we want to understand how PI4P and PS distributions are established and what are the consequences of their mislocalization at the cellular and developmental levels. To tackle these questions, we use an integrative approach that combines biochemistry, genetics, quantitative live imaging, and super-resolution microscopy together with various phenotypic analyses.


Mon. 25 Jan, 2021

UPSC Monday Seminar 2021

Mon. 25 Jan, 2021 9:30 - 10:00
UPSC Monday Seminarseries 2021

9:30 Manuela Jurca

Title: The role of NFX-like proteins as circadian clock regulators

Supervisor: Maria Eriksson


Place: Zoom
Time: 9:30-10:00

Contact: Anne Honsel

Departmental meeting fysbot (UmU) (APT möte)

Mon. 25 Jan, 2021 10:15 - 11:15

Wed. 27 Jan, 2021

UPSC Board Meeting 2021-01-27

Wed. 27 Jan, 2021 13:00 - 15:00

Thu. 28 Jan, 2021

Virtual UPSC Cutting-Edge Seminar: Anthony Hall group

Thu. 28 Jan, 2021 10:00 - 11:40
Virtual UPSC Cutting-Edge Seminar Series 2021

10:00 – 10:35 Anthony Hall
Professor, Earlham Institute, Norwich Research Park, Norwich, UK
Title: Using public data to make fundamental discoveries in Plant Science

10:40 – 10:50 Ben White
Postdoctoral scientist, Anthony Hall group, Earlham Institute, Norwich Research Park, Norwich, UK
Title: Beyond the single wheat reference genome

10:55 – 11:05 Hannah Rees
Research scientist, Anthony Hall group, Earlham Institute, Norwich Research Park, Norwich, UK
Title: Investigating circadian rhythms in Swedish Arabidopsis with GWAS

11:05 - 11:15 Break

11:15 – 11:40 Panel questions to all speakers


Host: Maria Eriksson

The seminar will be online via Zoom. More information will come later.


Fri. 29 Jan, 2021

PhD Thesis Defence: Jenny Lundströmer

Fri. 29 Jan, 2021 9:00 - 13:00
PhD thesis defence

Jenny Lundströmer
Department of Forest Genetics and Plant Physiology

Title: Adaption of Norway spruce (Picea abies (L.) Karst.) to current and future climatic conditions

Faculty opponent: Darius Danusevičius, Vytautas Magnus University, Lithuania

Supervisor: María Rosario García Gil

The public dissertation will be broadcasted live on https://play.slu.se.

Link to thesis: https://pub.epsilon.slu.se/21159/